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The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter places warning on Trump’s tweet, says it glorifies violence

Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Trump and his favourite social media megaphone over its content policies.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Paris bomb plot claims cloud Iran president’s hopes of EU help

French accusations that Iran was behind a foiled bomb plot near Paris could not have come at a worse time for its moderate president and his hopes of EU support against crippling new US sanctions.
Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak was arrested in northern France on Wednesday after three months on the run, sources close to the case said.

United States, China escalate trade war

The United States escalated its trade war against China, slapping steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Thursday.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be “blackmailed”.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

Former US President Jimmy Carter offers self for North Korea visit

A former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, has indicated willingness to travel to North Korea in a bid to help diffuse the growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea.

Donald Trump tweets prototype of US-Mexico border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted a prototype of the construction work for the border between the United States and Mexico.

Donald Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, and warned the United States may yet walk away from “one of the worst” agreements in history.

United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

US slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

The United States will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45,000 over the next year — just over half the figure for 2016, officials said Wednesday.

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Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been admitted to hospital, his office said Monday.

Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda passes on

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and liberation hero, has died, aged 97, at a military hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia, his son, Kambarage, said on Wednesday.

ACCI president: How to benefit from digital economy

The President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar has affirmed that Nigeria should deepen private sector participation in the making of digital economy policies and programmes to benefit maximally from the booming sector.
Nollywood filmmaker, Jeta Amata, has raised an alarm concerning the whereabouts of his ex-wife and mother of his daughter, Mbong.

Nollywood filmmaker Jeta Amata alarmed over ‘disappearance’ of ex-wife

Nollywood filmmaker, Jeta Amata, has raised an alarm concerning the whereabouts of his ex-wife and mother of his daughter, Mbong.
A message by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, to mark the World Blood Donor Day, said the theme of the year’s celebration is “Give blood and keep the world beating”

WHO: Africa in a ‘full-blown third wave’ of Covid-19 infections

Africa is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases, an increase driven by new variants of the virus and slow vaccination rates, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Edo 2020: Bayelsa governor splashes N195 million on athletes

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, generously rewarded athletes that made the state proud at the National Sports Festival held in April this year in Edo State.

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.

Super Falcons show improvement in loss to US Women

The Super Falcons of Nigeria ended their participation in the 2021 WNT Summer Series with a loss to the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) via two stoppage-time goals at the end of each half to leave the series without a win. They started with a loss to the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica, drew with the Seleccao das Quintas of Portugal before the tie against the USWNT.
Peru's presidential candidate Pedro Castillo addresses supporters from the headquarters of the Free Peru party, in Lima, Peru June 8, 2021. REUTERS-Sebastian Castaneda

Peru’s Pedro Castillo closes in on victory in presidential election

Pedro Castillo maintained a slim lead over rival Keiko Fujimori in Peru's presidential election on Thursday, with almost all votes counted, but with a chunk of contested votes yet to be scrutinized by electoral authorities.
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Euro 2020: Steve Clarke insists Scotland not under pressure to face Czech

Ahead of today’s Euro 2020 encounter against the Czech Republic at Hampden Park on Monday, Scotland manager, Steve Clarke wants his players to balance the excitement without letting the pressure of the occasion get to them.
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Dangote Cement completes issuance of N50 billion bond programme

Dangote Cement Plc has announced the successful issuance of N50 billion series 1 fixed rate senior unsecured bonds, under its new N300 billion multi-instrument issuance programme.
Algerian captain Riyad Mahrez believes his side used their chances well to floor Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night.

Riyad Mahrez strikes as African champions Algeria create record

Captain Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team.